so, no — bundles have not started to clog up the mail room here. I expect that will start later this week. We have a crack team of marsupial standing by, to move them all to the new IBOL Transcontinental Processing Facility (ITPF) here in Baghdad. I’ve got my camera battery charged and I’m just waiting.
I have, though, been out and about some. And trying to do some good. Yesterday, I dragged with me (anything but kicking and screaming) one of our lieutenants, an Air Force one at that. She hadn’t left our base since she got here. Got her into a Rhino for a ride to downtown Baghdad, to the International Zone. Got her out around the IZ, even to the crossed sabres that have been in the press lately, and even over to one of the places for a tour. And when all we done, I managed to get us onto a Blackhawk for a ride back to our HQ — another first for her. Of course, she had to have ice cream after dinner, since it was THE BEST DAY EVER (her quote, not mine). So, yes — I’m trying to do good, while waiting for the boxes to arrive.
Here’s me and one of my guys, at the palace.
Here we are in the helicopter — check out that smile. I even managed to get her a window seat — she spent the ride staring out and taking photos.
Right now, folks have told me of about 35+ bundles that are already in the mail, but also that another 100+ will be getting into the mail. I know there are some guild meetings coming up to which folks have said they are taking the flier, so I think — so far, so good.